Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Peanut Butter Chocolate Ice Cream Pie with Blue Bunny®

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Isn't it funny how recipes can conjure up memories of certain times in your life? 
I worked my way through college by waiting tables at a restaurant that was down the street from my house. Their signature dessert was a delicious Peanut Butter Ice Cream Pie. It was seriously one of the best desserts ever! 
When I came across this delicious Blue Bunny® Bunny Tracks® at Walmart, I knew it would be the perfect way to recreate that delicious pie I remember!
Blue Bunny® is available at Walmart stores all over the country. Look at all those flavors!!

And, since we were already there and it IS summer after all, we picked up a few other flavors and also some The Original Bomb Pop® as well, because they are my little guy's favorite! 

So here's what you need to make your own AMAZING Peanut Butter Chocolate Ice Cream Pie! It's so easy that you aren't even going to believe it!

Blue Bunny® Bunny Tracks® ice cream (If you want a tall pie like mine, use two tubs)
1 graham cracker pie crust (unbaked)
12 peanut butter cups
1 cup chocolate syrup

Let the ice cream sit on the counter for a little bit (20 minutes or so) to soften up and make it easier to spread into the pie crust. 
For your first step, pour chocolate syrup into the pie crust. Just enough to coat the bottom of the pie. 

Cut your peanut butter cups into halves. 

When your ice cream has softened, spread it into the pie crust and use a spatula to smooth the top. 
You will need to work fast to prevent melting. Once it you have the top smoothed, add the peanut butter halves around the perimeter of the pie. Chop the excess halves and add them to the top. 

When you are finished, top with the rest of the chocolate syrup. 

Freeze overnight or at least 6 hours to allow the pie to set up. 
Serve frozen and top with additional syrup. 

Look at that inside!  The Bunny Tracks® flavor is filled with fudge and caramel swirls, chocolaty covered peanuts, and peanut filled chocolate bunnies!  You can't beat that!  Salty and sweet is my favorite combination! 

This is a guaranteed crowd pleaser! 

This recipe would also work great with other Blue Bunny® flavors too!
Use Blue Bunny® Cherrific Cheesecake instead and add cherries on top! 
Or another great one combo would be the Blue Bunny® Mint Cookie crunch with chocolate sandwich cookies on top! The possibilities are endless! All these flavors are perfect treats for your family. 

And if you love The Original Bomb Pops® like my son, don't forget National Bomb Pop Day on June 29th! Snapchat will unveil a fun, new filter to help you celebrate! 

And for more fun Blue Bunny® recipes, visit their fun website!

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Celebrate Summer with Dr Pepper and S'mores!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Dr Pepper®. The opinions and text are all mine. #ad #pickyourpepper #walmart

Who is ready for summer? It's time for pool parties, picnics, and summertime lounging with friends and family. There is nothing better than a late evening cookout, gathered around the pool with your friends. It's one of our favorite things to do!
I bet you love to do that too!
When friends invite us over for the afternoon, the first thing I ask is always, "What can we bring?" And if you are tired of bringing the usual items like chips, then I've got you covered. 
I like to be the guest who brings the best dish or contribution to the party, so today, I have come up with the perfect item for you to bring to your next invited party. 
And, of course it is Dr Pepper!

Today I am going to show you how to be everyone's favorite guest by making a S/mores kit to perfectly accompany your delicious Dr Pepper. S'mores are the perfect dessert for any cookout. They are easy, fun, and delicious!  

First you are going to make a Walmart run and pick up your supplies. I grabbed a 12 pack of 12oz cans for my party. Dr Pepper has some new, fun Pick Your Pepper packaging that will be in your local store on June 15th, so watch out for it! 
I love unique packaging and I can't wait to see what these new designs look like!
Dr Pepper is always in my refrigerator because it's my favorite drink for any season!

While I was at Walmart, I picked up some supplies to make a fun S'mores kit to bring to the party. 
Inspired by this fun, Dr Pepper 6 pack can/bottle cooler, I created a vinyl decal for my kit. 
I love the 1980s inspired look of the palm tree design of the 6 pack can/bottle cooler. It reminds me of Miami Vice!
I applied the decal to a simple blue metal bucket with handles for easy carrying over to my friends' home. You could also use a simple basket instead. 

Fill your kit with all the essentials to make S'mores: 
  • Graham Crackers
  • Marshmallows
  • Chocolate Bars
  • Metal Skewers
  • Napkins
  • Plates
  • and a few cups to drink your Dr Pepper!

Pair your kit with this awesome 6 pack bottle/can cooler full of Dr Pepper. 
 I guarantee that your friends will be so happy to see you!

 This bottle/can cooler is great because you can remove the middle ice pack and freeze it, so that you can arrive at the party with perfectly chilled Dr Pepper, no matter the temperature outside! And you can earn it by purchasing Dr Pepper at Walmart! Details below! 

Take these two items to any outdoor event this summer, like concerts, festivals, or celebrations in the park. If you don't have a grill, you can add a little can of canned cooking fuel to roast your marshmallows.  It's an all-inclusive summer fun kit!

 I mean, there is just nothing better than an ice cold Dr Pepper in the summer. 

 This is the perfect late summer evening pairing!
I'm not going to admit how many I had! 

Do you want to win a prize like this? 
When you buy Dr Pepper this summer (6/15-8/15), you can upload your receipt here and get prizes like: 

  • Spend $5, get a unicorn beverage holder inflatable. 
  • Spend $10 get a Walmart e-Gift Card worth $5
  • Spend $20, get the 6 pack holder, featured on today's blog
  • Spend $40, get a Dr Pepper bottle shaped pool float
Have a blast at all your celebrations this summer! And don't forget the Dr Pepper!
If you create a S'mores kit, tag me in it on Instagram or Twitter! @greygreybritt